Tag: Embracer Group
News Saints Row Sales Flop Forces Parent Company to Change Its Policy on New Games
"Each project has to earn its right to exist"
Embracer Group, the company that ultimately funded last year's Saints Row reboot, has had to re-evaluate its approach to greenlighting new games. In the firm's latest financial report, it essentially admits that the new Saints Row didn't meet sales expectations, while assuring investors that it's...
Rumour Amazon Buys Tomb Raider for Twice the Price of Embracer's Square Enix Buyout
Property to become big multi-media franchise
Is Tomb Raider now owned by Amazon? Well, nobody really knows for sure, but one website has run a report saying so. According to The Lord of the Rings fansite, Fellowship of Fans, Embracer Group is in the process of selling the iconic IP to the juggernaut company. As part of a wider report about the...
News Saints Row Team Will Be Folded into Gearbox
As game reception disappoints
Saints Row studio Volition will now be led by Gearbox Software, the Embracer Group has announced. This is because the game "did not meet the full expectations and left the fanbase partially polarized". As the studio works to improve the open world title — something it has already begun with
News Embracer Group Has 234 Games Planned to Launch by March 2026
25 of which are AAA
Embracer Group is a huge holding company that owns countless publishing brands, studios, and video game IPs. Over the last few years, its rapid expansion has been fascinating to see. To name just a few, it has splashed cash on the likes of Perfect World Entertainment, 4A Games, Flying Wi
News Embracer Group Already Closing Newly Acquired Montreal Studio
Just weeks after renaming to Onoma
The Embracer Group is closing the Montreal-based developer it recently acquired from Square Enix just weeks after the studio rebranded as Onoma. Best known for Hitman GO, this is the team focused on mobile experiences rather than big-budget titles for consoles, which the company says it wants to fully focus on. As...
News Embracer Completes Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal Acquisition
Another win for consolidation
While it looks like Amazon will not be buying EA after all, Embracer Group has completed its acquisition of Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and various other assets. According to a
News This Is Every Game Dev the Embracer Group Owns
Extend, embrace, extinguish
Swedish juggernaut corp Embracer Group woke up feeling dangerous – and purchased another enormous chunk of the video game industry as a result. The holding company now has approximately 120 game developers under its umbrella, spread across a vast array of divisions and subsidiaries all over the globe. We thought, given...
News Embracer Group Buys The Lord of the Rings IP, Maneater Dev, Limited Run, and More
Plus another mystery developer
The ever-growing Embracer Group has announced another wave of acquisitions that sees it take ownership of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit IPs via Middle-earth Enterprises. It has also bought Maneater studio Tripwire Interactive, Teardown team Tuxedo Labs, the physical game publisher Limited Run Games, and the...
News Saudia Arabia's Public Investment Fund Purchases a $1 Billion Stake in Embracer Group
As you do
Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (or PIF) has made a series of high-profile investments in recent times, and they just made another, dropping a ludicrous $1.05 billion to purchase an 8.1% stake in the Swedish video game and media holding company, Embracer Group. This stake makes the PIF's Savvy Gaming Group the second-largest...
News Tomb Raider, Deus Ex Remakes and Remasters Could Come to PS5, PS4
The Legacy of Kain, too
The rapidly expanding holding company Embracer Group has snapped up franchises like Tomb Raider and Deus Ex for a song from Square Enix, and it’s already pondering ways it can put the series to work. Speaking as part of a financial report, the firm revealed that it sees “great potential” in its $300 million
News Big AAA Games Coming from Bought Square Enix Studios, Says Embracer
Give me Deus Ex
Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal will continue to make "very sizable AAA experiences" after the Embracer Group bought the three developers and a long list of gaming IPs from Square Enix for $300 million. A new Tomb Raider title is already confirmed to be in production, and other large games based on "beloved...
News Embracer Group to Buy Multiple Square Enix Studios and IPs in Huge Acquisition
Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Legacy of Kain, much more
Embracer Group, the enormous company that's always scooping up studios and franchises, is set to close its latest big deal, and it's a doozy. The conglomerate is about to acquire several developers and IPs from Square Enix. The acquisition will include studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, and...
News The Embracer Group Just Bought a Few More Game Studios
And comic book company Dark Horse
The Embracer Group is back yet again doing what it does best: acquiring a load of studios all at once. The new wave of acquisitions sees MMO developer Perfect World Entertainment bought up by the company as well as DIGIC, Spotfilm Networx, and Shiver Entertainment. Embracer Group has also added Dark Horse to its...
News Embracer Group Acquired 37 Studios This Year, and Wants to Match That in 2022
THQ Nordic, Koch Media parent company is still hungry
Embracer Group isn't a name many people are familiar with, but you will have heard of the publishers and developers that fall under its vast umbrella. THQ Nordic, Koch Media, and Deep Silver are all part of it, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. This is the company that pops up every couple...
News Gearbox Acquisition Will Not Impact 2K's Role As Borderlands Publisher
After Embracer Group scoops studio and publishing arm
Update: 2K Games has commented on Gearbox's acquisition by the Embracer Group today, explaining that it will not affect its role as the publisher of the Borderlands games or "any other projects" the pair may be working on. A spokesperson said: "As the proud publisher of the Borderlands...
News Embracer Group Just Casually Bought Another 13 Developers
Flying Wild Hog the most high profile
Whilst we're sat at the dining table eating our breakfast in the morning, we like to imagine the CEO of Embracer Group was up and ready to go three hours before us preparing plans to buy yet another developer. And they do this every single day of the week. Yes, the company that THQ Nordic and Koch Media both...